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Forum: RV-12 11-07-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By mike newall
Good spot. We pre fuelled our 12 and smelled...

Good spot.

We pre fuelled our 12 and smelled fuel the next day. Checked everywhere and of course........ It was the bulkhead fitting under the tunnel where the pushrods go :(

Backed it off, doused...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-07-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By mike newall
Too much oil ! Back off and put a couple drops...

Too much oil !

Back off and put a couple drops in every 3 sessions, should be fine. Drill is same - will spew out over your fingers...

Remember - DO NOT oil a pneumatic squeezer :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By mike newall
Looks like they do now. All the current stuff...

Looks like they do now.

All the current stuff seems to have a primer/gel coat in gray with no detectable pinholes.
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By mike newall
Ahaaaaaaaaa ! :D

Ahaaaaaaaaa !

:D
Forum: Fiberglass 10-27-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By mike newall
If you are on batwing tips, you may also want to...

If you are on batwing tips, you may also want to consider some spanwise reinforcing using 1" square blue foam glassed in with deck cloth.

When you come to pushing and pulling your aeroplane when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By mike newall
Bought a pair of Pro-X Very good but a bit loose...

Bought a pair of Pro-X

Very good but a bit loose for aeros so changed to One-X

Much better, just as comfortable and nearly as light.

Now, if anyone wants to buy a pair of Pro-X....... ? Contact...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By mike newall
Hi Scott The first one was done a few months ago...

Hi Scott

The first one was done a few months ago when there was a single point source for the files from the Vans website.

The set up for that one was relatively straightforward - the issue with...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By mike newall
Once again, VAF to the rescue ! Emailed Jesse...

Once again, VAF to the rescue !

Emailed Jesse who came back with solution and all now fixed.

Another case of suds I will gladly supply :D

Shame that between Vans and Dynon, they can't come up with...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By mike newall
Dynon Setup

OK,

Set the first one up OK, but the second one is being a PITA.

Using the current system of downloading some stuff from Vans and some from Dynon. First airplane just used the Vans download...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By mike newall
Yep - you know all those pesky rivet...

Yep - you know all those pesky rivet mandrels......

Well, if you fabricate a wander lead with one as a probe for pos and one for earth, and use your Odyssey battery, you can easily test all the...
Forum: GPS 10-24-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By mike newall
And also check that the antenna base is not...

And also check that the antenna base is not magnetic !

The external aerial for a G695 is and our compass just looks at it all the time now :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-24-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By mike newall
Used the 209 on both of our canopy installs both...

Used the 209 on both of our canopy installs both on bare metal and powder coat - no issues.

No idea why you would want to or how you removed the powder coating - it will stick just as hard as...
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,882
Posted By mike newall
Both of them needed a touch - really not much but...

Both of them needed a touch - really not much but you know how little it takes to cause interference.

One was bottoming on the end of the stub, the other was touching on the sloping part but a few...
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,882
Posted By mike newall
On both of ours (2016 kits) the fitting of the...

On both of ours (2016 kits) the fitting of the wings required some gentle effort. We used contact crayon on sub spars, filed the stubs where touching, then had a minor skin issue and then - thunk -...
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By mike newall
A buddy bought an RV6A a while ago with a P-Tip...

A buddy bought an RV6A a while ago with a P-Tip prop. I did an evaluation flight on it for him, never flown behind one before, but had heard they were good.

The takeoff was normal with an expected...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,942
Posted By mike newall
Interesting discussion... When I did the flight...

Interesting discussion...

When I did the flight test on the 12 some years ago, it had a D180.

Ours have Skyview HDX's. We were finishing the calibrations today and the trim intrigued me. Set full...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,942
Posted By mike newall
Did first flight for a 12 built by another. New...

Did first flight for a 12 built by another. New owner bought it completed but unflown and I did the test flight and subsequent fly off period.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYb5D8AfDyw

The early...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By mike newall
+1 That's how we did ours.

+1 That's how we did ours.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,746
Posted By mike newall
Ditto - we pay enough for the climb, why not...

Ditto - we pay enough for the climb, why not enjoy the need for speed on the way back down ?

And we are now frugal Seniors - eh Paul ;)

It is dismaying that once a lot of guys and gals finish their...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,746
Posted By mike newall
Ours are group A, just done 350 hours and done...

Ours are group A, just done 350 hours and done the inspection - no issues, fly on....

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,084
Posted By mike newall
My Bro used to say they would start the RR...

My Bro used to say they would start the RR Griffon on a Shackleton using sandbags when down route if they had issues......:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By mike newall
If the connector at the Bendix mag is the same as...

If the connector at the Bendix mag is the same as the connector on the back of a P-Mag, I have one spare you can have for free. I removed it to upgrade to auto plugs, this one has std aviation ends...
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By mike newall
I thank you muchly, however.... Will probably...

I thank you muchly, however....

Will probably now leave it to the new owner :D

We have decided not to fit the interior as the exterior is un painted and would probably get compromised......

i.e....
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By mike newall
Fitting Flightline Interior

Getting round to fitting the interior and am wondering just how you can fit the upper rear panel - RV12-B1.

Any suggestions as to how to manipulate it behind the tank and vent lines as I seem to be...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By mike newall
Another suggestion - if you do the bridge, do it...

Another suggestion - if you do the bridge, do it weekday on foot. You get the city side view and you will always get on the ferry back from Sausalito. If you bike across, you may get the sea side...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By mike newall
Check the current situation in Yosemite re fires...

Check the current situation in Yosemite re fires and access.

Also, I would suggest on initial drive in to Yosemite, take the loop up to Glacier Point - yes, I know it is a few miles but if clear,...
Forum: RV-12 08-23-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,928
Posted By mike newall
In the course of building two 12's I guess we had...

In the course of building two 12's I guess we had to clearance drill 5-10% of holes after structure was clecoed and ready to rivet.

Part of it was the variability of the rivets. You could swap the...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By mike newall
Check the diameter of the tip hole versus the...

Check the diameter of the tip hole versus the mandrel diameter.

We drilled out the smaller tip to match the mandrel and it gave much better results.
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By mike newall
Watch Jim's...

Watch Jim's hammerheads.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4MFxXrih_M

I learned that 80į is fine for an upline and it keeps the belly dry. I can get 2,000' upline at 190kts, 2g pull to 80į...
Forum: International 08-08-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,993
Posted By mike newall
Quite right as well..... You Colonial young...

Quite right as well..... You Colonial young upstarts :D
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,231
Posted By mike newall
Please consider this..... Support for Barb,...

Please consider this.....

Support for Barb, Anne, Kimberley etc at Vans...

Support for Doug and his family...

Support for us, having to support you through countless questions...

I am sorry, the...
Forum: Tools 08-02-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,007
Posted By mike newall
ATS is our best gun, with a HF as standby. We...

ATS is our best gun, with a HF as standby. We have built two RV12's simultaneously, so plenty of pulls.

Spend some time checking the hole size to match the rivet mandrel. Our first rivets were...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,760
Posted By mike newall
Heck, this is 2018..... When our ditch pump...

Heck, this is 2018.....

When our ditch pump engines were developed in the 30's, the only oil available was distilled tar with clay and stuff in :D

Nowadays, things are different and for decades,...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,831
Posted By mike newall
I thought the current location under the avionics...

I thought the current location under the avionics shelf sorted out these problems ?
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,998
Posted By mike newall
Even though I fly an A330, I stay at The Florida...

Even though I fly an A330, I stay at The Florida Hotel by the mall and own an RV7 and am building an RV14 :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-28-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By mike newall
Some...

Some don't......


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlRUCuKndrY


:D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-28-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 137,824
Posted By mike newall
Hat gone...... Nooooo !

So, despite reaching out (I know you were busy JJ), I am in San Fran by myself on a layover.

I go into town, we stay in Burlingame, and I get to the end of the Hyde Powell cable car line. Half way...
Forum: COMM 07-28-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By mike newall
It is amazing what puts out stray...

It is amazing what puts out stray interference.

If you have unexplained interference, just see if you have recently installed a USB power socket..... Ask us how we know :D Filthy emitters of RF...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By mike newall
Maybe someone reading this at Oshkosh would go to...

Maybe someone reading this at Oshkosh would go to the Vans tent on our behalf and ask -

1. Are yaw dampers required or beneficial on the RV14 and RV10 ?

2. If so, why and why have you not developed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,377
Posted By mike newall
STOP !!!! While you are at it, just swap the...

STOP !!!!

While you are at it, just swap the inlet gaskets for the new SDS ones.

We have, stopped backfires, motor runs sweeter, nicely made etc etc etc...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By mike newall
So..... If you have a standard wired 'Cessna"...

So.....

If you have a standard wired 'Cessna" key switch which is L, R, B, S - when you go to start, does it ground the right mag ?
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By mike newall
Why would you.....? Expensive motor with...

Why would you.....?

Expensive motor with expensive spares when there are a host of clones which produce as much power and lighter weight and a rear governor which is easier to fit ;)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-24-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By mike newall
If I were building or commissioning a motor now...

If I were building or commissioning a motor now other than factory new, I would do SDS EFI.

Cheaper, proudly built in one of our Colonies :D and probably more efficient than P Mag/Mags.

Sorry...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-15-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By mike newall
All of our Dynon probes have burned out after 400...

All of our Dynon probes have burned out after 400 hours - just replaced them all.

Correct placement and we run to standard temps when leaning.

When we had strange readings I queried it with Dynon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,477
Posted By mike newall
Why do you show me this just AFTER I placed a...

Why do you show me this just AFTER I placed a Spruce order.......

I don't know - you can't get the staff ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-17-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,993
Posted By mike newall
There was one at our field for a while. It held...

There was one at our field for a while. It held it's own against all the others because of weight. To be fair, it had a nice 4 into 1 system that helped it as well on the power front.

Everyone who...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,382
Posted By mike newall
Just hit 20,000 hours...... However - 18,000...

Just hit 20,000 hours......

However - 18,000 were reading the newspaper, sipping tea and watching the world go by !

Way to go Turbo - great achievement :D

Diversify...... Try a Kitfox ;)
Forum: COMM 05-30-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By mike newall
Fit the Dynon radio. Search elsewhere about the...

Fit the Dynon radio. Search elsewhere about the ICOM and see the issues guys are having :eek:

If you want a separate radio install, look at TRIG - much better I think.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,662
Posted By mike newall
Great post Ron. We took our 7 down south...

Great post Ron.

We took our 7 down south yesterday (180 miles).

Grass strip, Aeroncas, Rans, Beagles, Stampe etc. Bit of a cook out, some lemon cake and fine English tea !

It avoided some wedding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,662
Posted By mike newall
It would probably help to do a little study. One...

It would probably help to do a little study.

One of the easiest to read and understand books is Flight Unlimited '95 by Eric Mueller and Annette...
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By mike newall
That'll be another shop visit then...

That'll be another shop visit then James....:rolleyes:

We will make 2 as I will need mine before you !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,180
Posted By mike newall
Didnít change the throttle. As I said, it was a...

Didnít change the throttle.

As I said, it was a simple comparison, basically to see differences. The feel was that there was less drag in coarse pitch, it is a 3 blade prop and we have std pistons,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,180
Posted By mike newall
MT governor 58psi when stable 1400rpm. Lowest...

MT governor

58psi when stable

1400rpm.

Lowest was 51psi and 900rpm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,180
Posted By mike newall
Bob, We went for a beer.......;)

Bob,

We went for a beer.......;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,180
Posted By mike newall
OK, Here we go..... We flew this afternoon to...

OK,

Here we go.....

We flew this afternoon to try and demonstrate the effects of windmilling in fine and coarse and to see if we could stop the prop and see what would happen.

Here is the safety...
Forum: International 05-13-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By mike newall
Well, you got a great week of weather, I am...

Well, you got a great week of weather, I am around most of the week unless called on reserve at work.

You are right, can't accomodate 6 but can take you flying if you can get to Sherburn in Elmet,...
Forum: International 05-13-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By mike newall
Not me, around 150 miles south of that - a...

Not me, around 150 miles south of that - a beautiful part of the country, one of our favourites. We normally stay at Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland south of Hexham - old monastery and we can take the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,180
Posted By mike newall
Time for a compare and contrast. Will video and...

Time for a compare and contrast. Will video and submit via YouTube - give me a week or so.......
Forum: RV-12 05-12-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By mike newall
What we did on ours :D

What we did on ours :D
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,136
Posted By mike newall
Darn - you noticed that as well !!!!!!

Darn - you noticed that as well !!!!!!
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,136
Posted By mike newall
It started....

Please save electrons by not saying it has no wings on, that is as old as primer wars. It was a short, idle run to check systems at home and we are very pleased indeed. Once again, just super...
Forum: RV-12 04-30-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,165
Posted By mike newall
I agree, that's why I voted to leave :D

I agree, that's why I voted to leave :D
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